Real Reno 911 :Taze Granny

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    CN) - Police Tasered an 86-year-old disabled grandma in her bed and stepped on her oxygen hose until she couldn't breathe, after her grandson called 911 seeking medical assistance, the woman and her grandson claim in Oklahoma City Federal Court. Though the grandson said, "Don't Taze my granny!" an El Reno police officer told another cop to "Taser her!" and wrote in his police report that he did so because the old woman "took a more aggressive posture in her bed," according to the complaint.

    Lonnie Tinsley claims that he called 911 after he went to check on his grandmother, whom he found in her bed, "connected to a portable oxygen concentrator with a long hose." She is "in marginal health, [and] takes several prescribed medications daily," and "was unable to tell him exactly when she had taken her meds," so, Tinsley says, he called 911 "to ask for an emergency medical technician to come to her apartment to evaluate her."
    In response, "as many as ten El Reno police" officers "pushed their way through the door," according to the complaint.
    The grandma, Lona Varner, "told them to get out of her apartment."
    The remarkable complaint continues: "Instead, the apparent leader of the police [defendant Thomas Duran] instructed another policeman to 'Taser her!' He stated in his report that the 86 year-old plaintiff 'took a more aggressive posture in her bed,' and that he was fearful for his safety and the safety of others.


    "Lonnie Tinsley told them, 'Don't taze my Granny!' to which they responded that they would Taser him; instead, they pulled him out of her apartment, took him down to the floor, handcuffed him and placed him in the back of a police car.


    "The police then proceeded to approach Ms. Varner in her bed and stepped on her oxygen hose until she began to suffer oxygen deprivation.
    "The police then fired a Taser at her and only one wire struck her, in the left arm; the police then fired a second Taser, striking her to the right and left of the midline of her upper chest and applied high voltage, causing burns to her chest, extreme pain and to pass out.

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    Probably just an unproven anti-cop bedtime story.
    I don't believe this one.
     
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    She sounds like she was trying to escape
     
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    What the fuck? IF this is real and the cops behaved as alleged, the deserve to be in jail.
     
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    Maybe the cops thought she was about to run a couple of red lights :lol:
     
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    Unfortunately this is about the extent of Sangha's "contributions" to this board.
     
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    That's a pretty stupid comment. What if it was your grandmother? Would you laugh it off like this?
     
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    Sangha is a total idiot and contributes nothing of value to the board.
     
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    You should ask conjob that question. Recently there was a thread about a cop who tried to keep a man from bringing his wife (she was having a stroke) into the ER because he ran two lights. By the time the cop caught up the the man, he had already parked his car in front of the ER and was carrying his wife into the ER. The maniac cop tried to stop the man until the hospital intervened, saying they needed the husband to answer questions because the wife was not able to answer questions.

    conjob said the cop was right for stopping the husband.
     

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